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wrist compass

Postby bluey » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:07 am

Hey anyone know where to purchase uwatec or suunto wrist compass online? Can't seem to find much..

I lost my FS1 which I really liked. Have heard that the SK7 is good while it lasts but not great build quality. Any preferences or experiences you can share?

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Re: wrist compass

Postby divepirate » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:06 pm

Just be careful if you are importing, there is variance between northern hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere compass

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Re: wrist compass

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:19 pm

true, but if it made a real difference, I'd be SO impressed with my navigational skills :)
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Re: wrist compass

Postby divepirate » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Hahah
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Re: wrist compass

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:07 pm

Not sure what you mean by build quality of the SK7. It really is the mutts nuts of UW compasses. I'd be keen to see or hear of one that comes close.
It does sit higher than other compasses but that is because it is designed to allow for more tilt.

Compasses are not divided into Northern and southern hemisphere compasses but in to 5 zones and there are 3 that cover the southern hemisphere as can be seen by the image below. While they all point north, they do tilt off axis when used out of the designated zone and it is quite annoying. I have a console mount SK7 zone1 that I am more than willing to swap for a Zone 5 unit cash your way if anyone is keen!

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Re: wrist compass

Postby bluey » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:51 am

Cheers for the replys. Found an SK7 http://www.divewellington.co.nz/content/sk7-wrist-compass for $190 but can't find the uwatecs for sale here.

The thread about failing sk7s is here http://www.divematrix.com/showthread.php?10806-Suunto-SK-7-I-love-them-I-hate-them-I-love-them-I-hate-them-I-love-them-I-hate-them

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Re: wrist compass

Postby tara » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:49 am

I've used an SK7 (the same one) for about 5 years and its in great condition.
I was given a NH one as a ... actually I cant remember why they gave it to me.

I often hand off mine to my students and use the NH one. We still end up in the same place.
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